Reviews by romenjack

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One of the best stories out there

romenjack | May 25, 2014 | Review of The Walking Dead

If you are looking for an action game with lost of zombie killing and explosions then don't bother with this one. What this game dose is tell the story of a man trying to survive and keep a shred of his humanity.

This game drives home the narrative and the game is basically one giant conversation giving you multiple options on what to do. It also has one of the best moral choice systems ever in a game. you don't get good points or bad points and the right choice is not always obvious, most of the time it isn't. but for every choice you make there are consequences that carry over to the following chapters.

However where the game fails is in the actual game play. The controls are hard to use and the camera angles can make it confusing to move around. the graphics look just like a comic book's and sometimes can even look odd. however this game does what it sets out to do and that is telling a gripping story that will have you wanting more.

94

Awesome Game, Awesome Story

romenjack | Nov. 5, 2013 | Review of Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition (NA)

The story is grate, the writing is awesome, and the characters actually have different personalities that are interesting. every origin story is interesting and actually has effects on the rest of the game even if they dont effect much. And the romances of your companions are actually engaging though still suffer from the bioware syndrome of say all the right things and they will throw themselves at you. the part where this game lacks though is the fighting mechanic. while i do like the tactical aspect of it and the difference in difficulty from normal to hard is extreme and really adds a challenge but it can be slow and suffers from the mmo set up of two people standing there hitting each other and the fist one to run out of health looses. overall a fun game, fun story, and you will definitely play it several time.

84

Not as good as most people think.

romenjack | Sept. 15, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite (NA)

I know a lot of people will disagree with me, and dont get me wrong i loved this game there are just lots of things that bring it down. the game play is repetitive and really does not fit in the world that they created. where as in the first game all things in the game where part of the world and also effected why things were the way that they were in this game they were there more for fan service. at one moment they are talking about the morality of killing and the very next moment i am taking my claw hook and digging it into a police officers face. that being said the story really was worth ever bit of it all. with an ending that really does just have you starring at the tv screen as you are trying to put the pieces together of the bombshell they just gave you then after ten minutes of starring at the main screen and you restart the game to play through it again. i do wish that the game had focused more on trying to escape with the girl and staying hidden as appose to the mass slaughter that you do in this game.

96

Life Changing

romenjack | Sept. 15, 2013 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition (NA)

does this game have problems? Yes. are there so many glitches that there will be times you just want to rage quite? Yes. is the game so awesome that you will play it for hours on end anyway. You bet. while this game can become a bit of a grind fest and there are a lot of fetch quest and you have to wonder why there are more bandits and evil mages in Skyrim than there are normal people it doesnt make plowing through all of them any less fun. while this game suffers a little bit of the fable mentality that you are of the world not in it, and nothing that you do actually changes much of anything, and like with most elder scrolls games the stuff that happens before the game sounds far more interesting than what is going on right now. but the stories are always interesting and keep me plugging along. the landscape is breathtaking and the combat is the best yet. and the mods that are out there for this game will take it all to a whole new level.

80

That Ending

romenjack | Sept. 15, 2013 | Review of Mass Effect 3 (NA)

It is so hard to write a review for this game. on the one hand it was awesome and i enjoyed playing it immensely. the problem is that it is by far the weakest of the trilogy. there are bugs and glitches in this game that none of the other games have had and while i know they were going for a tone and the like but they cut out most of the dialog options. there were several times that i went several minutes and never chose what i wanted to say, it is now you get one choice at the start of a conversation and then one at the end and that is about it. in fact there is an option to take the dialog options out of the game completely. while this game did a good job of tying up the over all story arcs of the game at the same time it makes almost all of your previous choices worthless, as no matter what you chose the same thing happens anyway. and that brings us to the ending. and boy is it terrible. even after the extended cut dlc there are still a lot of problems with it. it comes out of left field and does not fit in the game at all. and the problem is not that it is sad but that it doesnt make any since. is the ending a deal breaker? no. does it drag down the rest of the game? yes. i know that they are probably trying to set it up for another game but i wish they had done it another way. play the game have lots of fun just know that the ending is forced contrived and in many ways stupid.

86

Good Game

romenjack | Sept. 15, 2013 | Review of Mass Effect 2 (NA)

The problem i have with this game is in the story. a lot of problems that were in the first game were fixed, like the combat and the repetitiveness with your surroundings, where it lost me was the beginning. a lot of actions that you take seemed really forced and out of character there are several things that happen that make you tilt your head and just hu, they set up a lot of questions and just kind of wave them off like no big deal and Shepherded just shrugs and goes with it. they flooded the game with lots of new crew-mates and while i didnt mind this at the same time i felt like some of them were really flat and uninteresting (Jacob) as where in the first game even the crew members that were not team mates i grew attached too in this you will care about half of them and just kind of ignore the rest. sadly i also felt that this game was a little incomplete. once you get all the dlc for it then you can play it and be like yes that was a good game and my liking of it does go up when i play all the dlc in the game. i loved the fact that they put interrupts in the game i felt that it did add a lot more to your character and really i wish they could have put more. i dont really like how they changed the leveling system though i do understand why they did it the way that they did and again it was nothing that hurt it in any major way. i do wish they had spent more time on the talking parts and fleshed out some of the characters more and i think that the game would have been a lot better if they had just changed the first 2 hours of the game and would have made the rest of the game flow better but still worth playing a few times.

93

The Best

romenjack | Sept. 15, 2013 | Review of Mass Effect (NA)

Probably my all time favorite game. It has a grate story, awesome writing, and the best crew a commander can ask for. now a lot of things in this game are far more come place now like the ability to chose your gender or voicing the main character and still having dialog options but this was one of the first of its kind to ever do so. while yes the gameplay in the first one is probably the worst and there is a lot of clutter in the GUI none of it was really damaging to the flow, and while people will complain all day about the elevators in this game the fact of the matter is this was an attempt to not brake immersion and while i noticed the elevators in the first game never did i complain about loading screens so it worked it just made people angry about the same thing. one of the things that makes this game stand out is its attention to detail. very little in this game is left unexplained nor are they cramming the information down your throats. if you want to know how mass effects work you can talk to some people about it but more than that you can go into your codex and spend hours sometimes reading about all these things. not to say this game doesnt have flaws because it dose. the pacing in the game is a little inconsistent, and the side missions can get very repetitive, seeming that you go to planet get in mako drive around find base go in base kill people rinse and repeat and the third time or so that i played this game i was starting to feel that it was a bit of a grind but even that wasnt enough to make me stop doing them. i do wish that your back story at the beginning played a bit more into your story and that the actions that you take had a little more effect in the game beyond the council yelling at you for whatever it is you did or didnt do. over all an awesome game that i think i will be playing for many years to come